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Daily Disciples Devotional - October 14

October 14

Today's ReadingIsaiah 43; 1 Thessalonians 2

Today's Thoughts: Trust the One Who Knows You

But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!" Isaiah 43:1

God knows us by name. He calls us and says that we are His. We need to trust Him and give Him our hearts and lives. We need to be willing to come before Him, knowing that He alone cares about every hair on our head and every desire of our heart.

My husband and I were car shopping the other day. We were looking at a different make of car than either of us have ever owned, so this dealer's lot was not a familiar place. Out of the blue, a man came up to us and said both of our names. This man knew our names. We turned around and had no idea who this man was. He then asked my husband about his job by place and about our old car. I said to him, "How do we know you?" He replied that he sold to us my husband's car seven years ago. He then told us the kind of car we traded in for the new one. We were shocked. We literally met that man one time and it was to buy a car that day. The car transfer was smooth, nothing out of the ordinary for him to remember us by. So, I asked him, "How do you do that?" He said that he works on his memory to be able to do that.

I have to say that it was kind of eerie. My husband and I talked more about him than the car for which we were looking. When someone takes that kind of time to remember who you are, what you do and what you buy, you feel special but also humbled. We want him to sell us our next car, mostly because he gained our trust and respect.

This man remembered certain things about us but God knows all things about us. For some reason though, we do not give God our absolute trust. We second guess Him and wonder if He knows best. The Lord tells us that we are inscribed on the palms of His hands (Isaiah 49:16). His love for us is immeasurable and He knows every hair on our heads. He calls us His own and calls us to Himself. Oh, we need to be in awe of the Lord and completely trust Him. We need to cast ourselves down at His feet and be willing to let go. We need to thank Him and be all that He wants us to be. He not only knows our names but also He knit us inside our mother's womb. Life should be all about Him but for some reason, we make Him all about us. Come to Him with a heart of repentance and receive from His lot of love. He knows your name as well as your every thought and you can trust Him. 

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